Network failover testing scheduled for June 26, some brief outages expected

IT Services will be beginning its annual network failover testing on Saturday, June 26 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. This testing enables IT Services to exercise the resiliency of our network systems to provide highly available and stable core communications systems for all Ohio campuses of the University.

Between noon and 6 pm, when the testing of the connection for all buildings and Wi-Fi to the Miami IT Network is being done, the following locations are expected to lose connectivity for up to 30 minutes as they have a single network connection into the distribution switch:

  • Stables Garage
  • Stables Classroom (Equestrian Arena will not be affected)
  • Langstroth Cottage
  • Kumler Chapel
  • Patterson Place
  • Western Maintenance Building
  • Wells Hall (old mailroom area)
  • Upham SPS 336 SCALEUP classroom
  • Simpson Shade
  • Martin Dining
  • Western Dining

There will also be VoIP failover testing, although no service disruptions are expected. There is the possibility that internet and VPN access could be disrupted intermittently, from both on and off-campus. 

If you have any questions about this work, please contact IT Help at 513-529-7900 or To view planned IT activities and the current status of major systems and services, please visit our dashboard at